It looks like President Obama will go to Brazil tonight, despite the outbreak of war with Libya, because it’s all about the jobs, USA Today writes. But POLITICO reports on why the president’s Latin America trip is likely to be a liability for him, like his other foreign trips.
The decision to bomb Libya is seen in POLITICO as a victory for Secretary of State Clinton. Meanwhile, Obama will have to choose this summer whether to make Gen David Petraeus, another hawkish figure, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Obama’s Fat Cats have been ordered to round up $350,000 in donations each, the New York Times reports. The president’s transparency drive is moving transparently slowly, according to the Associated Press.
And Obama used a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day yesterday to announce he’ll be traveling to Ireland, where he’ll visit places relevant to his own Irish ancestors, one of him escaped the potato famine to come to the United States in 1850.